27 Jan '16, 1am

Florida mayors to Marco Rubio: Stop ignoring climate change

You see it when city streets flood with the rising tide, when garbage cans float down sidewalks, when you have to wade through seawater to get to your car in the morning. And yet, Florida’s own senator and presidential hopeful Marco Rubio has long ignored what is happening back home — even denying that climate change is happening. At a recent campaign event in Iowa, Rubio said that as president he would not support policies to address climate change, arguing that they would “destroy” the economy. “The climate has always changed,” he said . “There’s never been a time when the climate has not been changing.” It’s a tired argument, one debunked many times over, and South Florida’s leaders are sick of it. Now, they’re taking action. The mayors of 15 South Florida towns, including Miami and Fort Lauderdale, have reached out to Rubio, asking him to consider the costs of climate ...

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